NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PALESTINIAN YOUTH IN THE US
ON DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012, 4pm EST/1pm EST
On January 10th 2012, Palestinian youth will be meeting in cities throughout Palestine and the shatat to discuss the next steps towards achieving genuine democracy and representation for all Palestinians through direct elections to the Palestinian National Council (PNC), the highest legislative body of the PLO.
These meetings build upon the demonstrations, assemblies, forums, rallies and sit-ins, inside and outside Palestine, which youth have been organizing since January of 2011. Again and again, it has been youth who have raised the banner for genuine unity and a re-claiming of the PLO through direct elections to the PNC. And so, one year on, young Palestinians around the world will be holding a conversation together with one aim:
How do we ensure that all Palestinians can exercise their inalienable right to participate in elections to our Palestinian National Council? What next steps can we as youth take to ensure that PNC elections actually happen?
Reflecting the Palestinian youth commitment to overcoming the geographic fragmentation imposed upon us, the meetings will take place in succession on the same day, January 10. Each conversation builds upon those before it, creating clarity and strength on the next collective steps required towards democratic enfranchisement.
In the United States, the US Palestinian Community Network will be facilitating a National Conference Call for Palestinian Youth on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 4pm EST/1pm PST. Any and all Palestinian young people are invited to participate in this important and educational conversation.
In order to get your own conference call-in number, and to gain access to the conversation room, you MUST register here: http://myaccount.
We will be joined by youth organizers of the international campaign, who will participate in the discussion and answer questions, as well as members of the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) branch in the US.
All throughout the day, meetings by Palestinian young people will be held in:
Other groups of youth will be meeting elsewhere around the world, before and after January 10th, and will be sending in their suggestions and ideas to be part of the conversation. If you’re unable to make the call, follow the conversation at:
For more information, and technical help, please contact USPCN at email@example.com